Cardiac Sonographer II
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: June 19, 2022
- Performs advanced cardiac ultrasound procedures such as M-mode,
2-D, Doppler and Color Flow Doppler utilizing a variety of
equipment and techniques and makes the necessary measurements
required for the interpretation to obtain accurate, high quality
results (for example, muscle wall thickness, diameter of chambers,
volume of chambers, valve areas, blood flow velocity and
direction). May assist physicians in the Catheterization and
Electrophysiology Labs by performing echocardiograph studies to aid
them in proceeding with complex procedures to decrease risk
- Identifies and defines cardiac abnormalities and extends the
scope of the examination appropriately, deviating from standard
techniques when necessary and correlating invasive and noninvasive
cardiac diagnostic test results with cardiac anatomy and
- Prepares patients for procedures and obtains clinical history
from the patient including cardiac related physical findings and
pertinent laboratory data in order to adapt the imaging techniques
to obtain comprehensive and diagnostic echocardiograms to alleviate
the probability of erroneous clinical interpretation of the
- Assists in performing transesophageal studies with
cardiologist, calculating appropriate measurements and sterilizes
- Communicates clinical findings to the appropriate staff.
- Records statistics and performs daily maintenance of the
Echocardiography Lab and its equipment, reporting all malfunctions
- Acts as a resource to other staff, physicians and students
regarding equipment, techniques, procedures and studies to optimize
- In conjunction with supervisor, implements protocols as new
technology evolves, and ensures system echocardiography standards
are implemented and adhered to.
- Works closely with medical director to develop and ensure
quality processes and protocols are adhered to; works with
physicians to perform quarterly reviews, and assists with ICAEL
accreditation ensuring all policies, quality processes, reporting,
etc. meet standards.
- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must
demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and possess the ability to assess data
reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate
information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative
to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as
described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific
information is developed further in the departmental job
standards.Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
- Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS-AE) registration with Adult Echo
issued by the ARDMS, or
- Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) registration issued by the
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI), and
- Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
-certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs
to be obtained within 6 months unless department leader has
determined it is not required.Education Required:
- Advanced training beyond High School that includes the
completion of an accredited or approved program in
- Typically requires 2 years of experience in cardiovascular
sonography which includes experience in digital
quantification.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Advanced knowledge and ability to learn and apply complex
sonographic principles, instrumentation and techniques, and new
computer techniques for the capture, display and analysis of
- Advanced knowledge and proficiency in cardiovascular sonography
procedures such as transesophageal and congenital.
- Advanced knowledge of cardiac anatomy and physiology.
- Excellent interpersonal and patient service skills.
- Intermediate computer skills.Physical Requirements and Working
- Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job.
- Must be able to sit 50% and stand and walk 20% of the
- Must be able to:
- Lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist.
- Lift up to 20 lbs. over the head.
- Carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance.
- Must be able to:
- push/pull with 30 lbs. of force.
- Perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person
- Must be able to frequently push or pull over 100 lbs.
- Able to use hands and feet to operate equipment.
- Functional speech, vision and hearing.
- Will be required to wear protective clothing (i.e., lead
aprons, isolation gowns, protective eyewear, etc.) as needed.
- Will be exposed to mechanical, electrical and chemical
- *Any exceptions to the above requirements must be documented
through Employee Health.This job description indicates the general
nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not
designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities,
duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may
be required to perform other related duties.
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